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Old 10-29-2014, 04:28 AM   #127
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Old 10-29-2014, 02:02 PM   #128
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Old 10-29-2014, 08:45 PM   #129
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now i get it…..



rats,,,another day without rain…it did rain laSt night but today nut in but sunshine…….

left the trailer at west beach resort…will be there for at least a month…any streamer wants to come use it for the weekend or such…electricity and water and a bathhouse just a few feet away….terms on request

TOMY…... YOU COULD COME TRY OUT AN AIRSTREAM...

it could be a party…..

thanksgiving on the island…..

and speaking of such…HALLOWEEN ON THE ISLAND….WHERE THE GOSTS AND GOBBLINS FLY AWAY TO MOUNT CONSTITUTION
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Old 10-30-2014, 02:28 AM   #130
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If you're up for an adventure, our neighborhood always has a great halloween party. I'll send you my number. Also the invitation for a tour includes views like this (an the Seattle tour I give I extend to everyone wanting to visit here):
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Old 10-30-2014, 08:52 AM   #131
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ain't it funny

how time slips away…thanks willie!

time….. we have lived and worked in the central time zone all our years…

when traveling…we have remained on central time…our Television originates in this zone and really controls one perception of time… and in the summer when in the pacific time zone…we are early risers and if up at 6am central time…is 4am pacific…and in the summer difference in time as viewed by the rising of the sun…the perception is blurred….

but now….trying to live here…officially we are on central time…and it is quite a hoot to be able to extend one's day by switching …mentally back and forth between zones….

the only rub comes late at night and early in the morning…..if it is 10pm texas time and i want to extend the day …i switch to pacific time and gain two hours….

but in the mornings…it is taking a measure to adapt…so sitting here now it is about 9am central…but pitch dark outside…at 10 am central time…it will just begin to get light outside…..

as the winter season approaches and at december 21…i won't see the sun until noon texas time…due to the latitude of 48. something….and the mountains on the island…….

so i am a time traveler…..

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Old 10-30-2014, 09:48 AM   #132
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I'm sure the draw to adjust, rather than bail and return to Texas, will prevail.

Shifting time zones is always something of a trial. We used to verbally be thankful every time we returned to the Central time zone, when national news was on when it was "supposed" to be on.

The longer darkness would be difficult for me.

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Old 10-30-2014, 09:00 PM   #133
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as for me

the bridge has burned to the ground…….

no turning back…i am an islander

tryin to figure out our first ferry trip…one where we leave here..dogs and all, as usual…we are never without them

do our shopping….. and SUCCESSFULLY make the ferry for the return back home…..or ….. gonna try it on sunday,….go to fred meyer and shop….and just make a trip to the mainland for shopping..or recreation…or whatever…

just what islanders do….

been in our cottage just a few days…landlord is bringing a washer and dryer for us…neat…

the area we are in…Rosario…is a "resort community" Anchored by "the mansion at rosario"….open all year with a master chef…

serving local delicacies such as "poached Buck Bay duck eggs, or black dragon organic farm mixed green salad…or clams fresh from cascade bay and local halibut from eastbound…served as fish and chips….yum, yum

took another step today…opened a bank account…the local Islanders Bank….

rained most of the day….liquid sunshine…

Pearl is the black one; peaabody II the other
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Old 10-30-2014, 10:12 PM   #134
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me and the two pups

are having a ball exploring the grounds of the rosario resort…it sits right on a point on cascade bay which is in the eastbound…a fiord…they call it…a long narrow inlet of the sea bounded by high mountains….

rosario is at the base of Buck Mountain…
home to many homes with multi-million dollar views…but one needs an army tank to navigate the roads…which are private or hoa maintained…yea right...

our little cottage is at the near base of the hill... on a cliff... a short walk from the resort grounds and it has many walking trails along the windy bluff…and down by the marina…

milton had his paradise lost…

I HAVE PARADISE FOUND
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Old 10-30-2014, 11:26 PM   #135
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Welcome to the PNW--it's in your heart, I can feel it. If you haven't already, check out San Juan County Park when you get a chance--beautiful! Love reading your posts! Meg
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52 days to the Winter Solstice. That's a thing to watch for.
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Old 10-31-2014, 01:21 AM   #137
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Kingfisher24 welcome to the San Juans! My husband and I honeymooned at Rosario (many moons ago) and fell in love with the islands, too. After cruising the island waters for 7 summers in our sailboat, we ended up with a home on Blakely Island. If you look south down East Sound from Rosario you see the "little Island" with the beautiful green meadow - that's us. We divide our time between Portland OR, Blakely, and since this past July, land-cruising in our AS. Since Blakely isn't ferry serviced we travel by car to Anacortes then take the boat we keep in Anacortes over to the island. We love the Islands whether it be sunny, raining, snowing or blowing a gale - they are magic! We know you'll not regret your Orcas Island Adventure - our adventure with the Islands is rolling into year 25. Good on you! Glad to have you as a neighbor. The Bonicas.
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Old 10-31-2014, 09:22 AM   #138
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that sounds neat Land Sailor

i have these thoughts about a boat:

but they say the happier days of a boat owners life is the day you buy the boat……
but the happiest is the day you sell it

never had a boat…but think i would like to learn how to sail…or something….
especially living on an island….water everywhere…. a sailboat…...

it is exciting , thinking and planning about buying a house here or building one….

so we are looking on line at many properties…pictures make them all surreally beautiful….and the most common drawback is they are all most inaccessible because of the less than adequate roads to climb these mountain vistas….

looking for flat land on orcas is like finding pearls in the gutter….

we'd like a little land for an orchard and a garden and for a place to park at least two airstreams…..
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Old 11-02-2014, 05:22 PM   #139
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Anacortes a wonderful place in the summer

Interesting read. We just bought a small summer place in Anacortes with room to park our Bambi (2006, 19') in back. We lived in Anacortes previously (2001 through 2005) and really liked the community expect for the rain and clouds 9 months of the year. But last summer was just great. The ferry to the San Juan Islands (there are many...San Juan, Orcas, Shaw, Lopez, Guames, etc) leaves from Anacortes. We spend winters in Tucson.

Prior to the Bambi we had a motorhome for 5 years and visited Anacortes frequently during the summer. The place to stay is Pioneer Trails which is perhaps a mile further out. Nice place, but heavily treed... only a few spaces get satellite reception (see pic).

We too spent some time in Sequim over on the Olympic Peninsula. Nice little town with at least a couple excellent restaurants. And I do mean excellent....some of the best meals we have had anywhere.

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You guys need to tone this down, our secret is secret is going to get out and there will be a flood of people invading our little paradise.

Actually the thing that got me was the first time I went to the DMV. There was 2 of us in line and a guy came in and left mumbling under his breath that he would come back when it wasn't so busy. I like it here.
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